Research laboratory services

Country: United Kingdom
Language: EN
Customer: SRUC
Number: 7051534
Publication date: 13-01-2018
Contract value: 678 372 (USD)
Price original: 510 000 (GBP)

Source: TED
Tags: Research services liability insurance services Water mains electrotechnical, electronic and electromechanical equipment Transport

Description

  1. Section I
    1. Name and addresses
      SRUC
      Kings Buildings, West Mains Road
      Edinburgh
      EH9 3JG
      United Kingdom
      Telephone: +44 1315354384
      E-mail: procurement@sruc.ac.uk
      Fax: +44 1315354314
    2. Joint procurement
    3. Communication
      The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at
      www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk
      Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned addresselectronically via: www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk

    4. Type of the contracting authority:
      Other type: Education, Research and Consultancy
    5. Main activity:
      Other activity: Education, Research & Consultancy
  2. Section II
    1. Scope of the procurement:
      1. Title:

        Calf Recording Equipment


      2. Main CPV code:
        73111000
      3. Type of contract:
        Supplies
      4. Short description:

        You are invited by SRUC (https://www.sruc.ac.uk/), acting on behalf of Agri-EPI Centre Ltd (Agri-EPI) (https://www.agri-epicentre.com/), to Tender for the Supply of Calf Recording Equipment.

        Agri-EPI plans to invest in equipment for research with calves and young-stock to be based in existing buildings at the SRUC Dairy Research and Innovation Centre (Crichton Royal Farm, Dumfries, DG1 4AS).

        For the purposes of this description, the collection of equipment, control systems and supporting facilities required shall be referred to as one Module. An assembled Module will be installed into each of eight pens into two existing buildings located at the SRUC Dairy Research and Innovation Centre. The requirement is therefore for 16 Modules.

        A Module shall consist of all equipment, computing software and ancillary/control equipment needed to run the feed intake and other equipment.


      5. Estimated total value:
        Value excluding VAT: 510 000.00 GBP
      6. Information about lots:
        This contract is divided into lots: no
    2. Description
      1. Title:
      2. Additional CPV code(s):
        51430000, 71900000, 73111000, 73100000
      3. Place of performance:
        Main site or place of performance:

        SRUC Dairy Research and Innovation Centre (Crichton Royal Farm, Dumfries, DG1 4AS).


      4. Description of the procurement:

        For the purposes of this description, the collection of equipment, control systems and supporting facilities required shall be referred to as 1 Module. An assembled Module will be installed into each of eight pens into 2 existing buildings located at the SRUC Dairy Research and Innovation Centre. The requirement is therefore for 16 Modules.

        In order to facilitate research projects at other locations, Modules must be easy to assemble, disassemble and transport. When required a Module will be manually unloaded by forklift or similar and assembled into a complete facility to record individual animal feed intake, weight, water consumption, and visual observations.

        The Module itself must be modular in its construction and must be easily assembled by non-specialist operators e.g. farm worker, laboratory technician.

        The Module will be assembled from component parts that are linked together using prefabricated rack mounted units (including associated wiring and plumbing) with a minimal final connection to electricity and water supplies. All equipment supplied must be rodent and pest resistant.

        A Module shall consist of all equipment, computing software and ancillary/control equipment needed to run the feed intake and other equipment.


      5. Award criteria:
        Quality criterion - Name: Technical Proposal / Weighting: 35
        Quality criterion - Name: Supplier Capabilities and Experience / Weighting: 10
        Quality criterion - Name: Operational Issues / Weighting: 10
        Quality criterion - Name: Quality and Innovation / Weighting: 15
        Price - Weighting: 30
      6. Estimated value:
        Value excluding VAT: 510 000.00 GBP
      7. Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system:
        Duration in months: 6
        This contract is subject to renewal: no
      8. Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited:
      9. Information about variants:
        Variants will be accepted: no
      10. Information about options:
        Options: no
      11. Information about electronic catalogues:

      12. Information about European Union funds:
        The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
      13. Additional information:
  3. Section III
    1. Conditions for participation:
      1. Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers:
        List and brief description of conditions:

        1) Bidders will be required to state the value of the following financial ratio for its most recent set of audited accounts:

        — the Current Ratio,

        — the minimum acceptable score for this ratio is 1.7,

        — the ratio will be calculated as follows:

        — — Current Assets divided by Current Liabilities.

        2) Bidders will be required to have the following minimum insurance cover:

        — Employer’s Liability Insurance: 5000000 GBP,

        — Public Liability Insurance: 5000000 GBP,

        — Professional Indemnity Insurance: 10000000 GBP.


      2. Economic and financial standing:
        Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
      3. Technical and professional ability:
        Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
      4. Information about reserved contracts:
    2. Conditions related to the contract:
      1. Information about a particular profession:
      2. Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract:
  4. Section IV
  5. Description:
    1. Type of procedure:
      Open procedure
    2. Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system:
    3. Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue:
    4. Information about negotiation:
    5. Information about electronic auction:
    6. Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA):
      The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: no
  6. Administrative information:
    1. Previous publication concerning this procedure:
    2. Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate:
      Date: 2018-02-21
      Local time: 12:00
    3. Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates:
    4. Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
      EN
    5. Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender:
      (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
    6. Conditions for opening of tenders:
      Date: 2018-02-21
      Local time: 12:00
  1. Information about recurrence
    This is a recurrent procurement: no
  2. Information about electronic workflows
    Electronic ordering will be usedElectronic invoicing will be acceptedElectronic payment will be used
  3. Additional information

    This tender exercise will be managed by SRUC on behalf of Agr-EPI. SRUC shall have no legal right or obligation under any contract that may be awarded as a result of this invitation to tender.

    NOTE: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland website at:

    — http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=525507.

    The buyer has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via the Postbox facility. A user guide is available at:

    — http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/sitehelp/help_guides.aspx.

    Suppliers are advised to allow adequate time for uploading documents and to dispatch the electronic response well in advance of the closing time to avoid any last minute problems.

    (SC Ref:525507).

    Download the ESPD document here:

    — http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/ESPD/ESPD_Download.aspx?id=525507.


  4. Procedures for review
    1. Review body
      SRUC
      Kings Buildings, West Mains Road
      Edinburgh
      EH9 3JG
      United Kingdom
      Contact person: EH9 3JG
      Telephone: +44 1315354384
      Fax: +44 1315354314
      Internet address: http://www.sruc.ac.uk
    2. Body responsible for mediation procedures

    3. Review procedure
    4. Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

  5. Date of dispatch of this notice
    2018-01-11

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